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is not on the obama administration's side either. no prior administration, republican or democrat, has ever attempted to waive the work requirements in the 16 years between the law's enactment and the july, 2012, information memorandum. following the july, 2012, action, the government accountability office looked into this and, quote, did not find any evidence that h.h.s. stated it has authority to issue waivers related to tanf work requirements, end quote. in short, no administration attempted to waive the work requirements because they knew it was illegal to do so. and finally, if we need more evidence that despite their promises to the contrary, the administration's policy would weaken the work requirement, we need look no further than the nonpartisan congressional budget office. this states $61 million over 10 years, because c.b.o. recognizes the administration's waivers will allow some states that will otherwise pay penalties failing to meet the work requirement. in addition to -- the legislation before us extends the tanf program's authorization at current funding levels through the remainder o
an aggressive outreach program that has grown under the obama administration, particularly through the president's stimulus package. these expanded initiatives include the collaboration between the usda and the mexican government officials to promote participation in targeted communities which teaches recruiters how to convince working class families into dependence. the obama administration has conducted over 30 meetings with the mexican government personnel since he took office. since this program began in 2004, the united states taxpayer has funded this participation with the mexican government to promote the snap program by holding 29 health fairs and traveling to 19 cities. the usda in coordination with the mexican government has conducted an aggressive campaign issuing guidance to state and local agencies with a record 91 meetings focusing on growing the outreach program to expand enrollment in snap. and none of these meetings were needed to point them in the direction of job training programs or employment searches that would offer much greater opportunity than whatever the federal govern
. but by then the philosophy of the obama administration is that it's going to be too late. so now is the opportunity that we are going to be hearing from our panelists and each of us will present a little bit of a different perspective on the panel about what happened that night and then i'll have some q&a interaction with them and we'll see if even if we cannot answer the questions for you, perhaps we can help people to understand what are the right questions so that some day wlrks it be a presidential candidate or a cnn moderator or senators having dinner with the president, maybe somebody can come up with the right questions to ask about benghazi and then hope and pray that some day we will get the proper answers. let me turn the time over to our panelists to let them make their remarks. roger. >> thank you very much congressman. please hold your applause. thank you very much. i have somebody paying attention up front. let me begin by making a very stark appraisal by what we learned from benghazi. and i just ask you to remember the famous commercials during the 2008 campaign about the 3:00 a.m. phone cal
prosperity of their own families and of our own nation. under the obama administration, u.s. public debt is a percent -- as a percentage of g.d.p. is over 70% and growing. we've seen european nations, there appears to be a tipping point on the debt to g.d.p. ratio. and our current rate, we're nearing dangerous territory. the reverse currency status of the dollar and our rank among world economies will only carry us for so long. so what affect does this level of debt have on the economy and its citizens when things go south? all you have to do is look around like -- at countries like cyprus, spain, greece. in the case of greece you'll see a depressed environment where the unemployment rate is over 26%, severe austerity cuts and overhauls of gutted worker benefits, safety net programs, harming seniors and the country's poorest populous, taxes on families an businesses have increased at a sharp rate and violent social unrest has become common place. most recently we've seen a proposal to bail out cyprus banks that could raid the savings account of its own population. these are the realities
, when i learned about the latest casualty in the obama administration's war on coal. joy global, a manufacture of underground mining equipment, operates a plant in neighboring bourbon county. the news had just broken that joy global plans to cease all operations in manufacturing at that plant. the story of joy global is timely in light of president obama's nomination of gina mccarthy to lead the environmental protection agency. mr. barr: i wish those who are responsible for the war on coal could have been with me that friday morning. it's easy to sit in washington and issue regulations when you don't have to confront the human cost. the obama administration's war on coal costs more than 3,000 well-paying coal mining jobs in kentucky last year. thousands of families potentially went from healthy incomes to food stamps, but this administration doesn't appear to care. the coal industry supports 19,000 full-time jobs in kentucky while providing our state with the anything's fourth lowest utility rates. mr. speaker, it's time the administration put people ahead of its radical agenda.
of immigration reform, the current debate, is employers will be held accountable. the obama administration had actually been enforcing the immigration laws, has been directorate number of audits and still the workplace audits as well. and holding employers accountable more than any previous administration. the legislation -- in order for it to function, there have to be take components. people need to be brought out of the shadows and allowed to apply for earned his citizenship and secondly, employers need to be held accountable, particularly from labor law violations. if employers know they can hire and exploit workers then get away with that, they will continue to do so even after we have immigration reform. labor law protection as a major component of enforcement of the laws is an extremely important deterrent to future unlawful immigration. host: story from politico earlier this month. senate stop on lower skilled workers. -- stuck on low-skilled workers. talk about this effort. guest: the issue of any future immigrants who come on employment-based visas is but that the fault line. chamber
administrative jobs. we expect them to get into legislative work later this afternoon, about 3:45, after a visit from president obama. he's meeting with house democrats this afternoon at 2:15. and senate republicans at about 12:30, half an hour or sow. we'll take you live to the house floor here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered today by our guest chaplain, reverend ezekiel piper of hartland evangelical church, entral city, nebraska. the chaplain: our father in heaven, by your sovereign hand you make all nations, kingdoms and empires. you raise up their leaders and ordain the rules by which they govern. you alone are righteous in all your judgments, so it is you that we trust and desire to imitate. lord, help the honorable men and women of the house of representatives lead by persuasion, kindness and reason according to your scriptures. equip and guide them to craft laws, resolutions and amendments that will accomplish your will for our nation. by your spirit, help them carry out these noble responsibilities with wisdom and integrity. i also ask that
colleagues have joined together on both sides of the aisle to send a letter to president obama commending his trip to israel and also asking him to use it as an opportunity to continue to put the impra mature of the administration on a strong u.s.-israeli relationship. we also urged the president to continue to make sure that all options are on the table as it relates to iran and their nuclear am missions, and that we should continue to adopt a policy of prevention and not containment. mr. roskam: similarly, we said we need to protect israel's military edge and israel's inherent right to defend itself, and also recognize that the israeli-palestinian peace process can only be achieved and advanced through direct negotiations without preconditions. finally, we said that the president must taintain foreign aid to israel as well as find funding for israeli-made anti-missile defense systems. in a nutshell we urged the president to use this as a time to highlight our relationship with the nation of israel because it makes all the sense in the world and it's the foundation upon which prosperity can
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